Hydraulic conductivity (as a function of water)


By definition, hydraulic conductivity is the ratio of velocity to hydraulic gradient indicating permeability of porous media.

Civil engineers predominantly work on problems that involve water and predominantly work on problems on earth (in earth’s gravity). For this class of problems, civil engineers will often write the hydraulic conductivity as a function of water (see Darcy’s law simplified formula)

Related formulas


khydraulic conductivity (m/s)
KCoefficient of permeability of the soil (m2)
ρwdensity of pure water
gStandard gravity
μwdynamic viscosity of water (Pa*s)